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Old 01-25-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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Jacksonville and North Florida Classic Adventure Dual Sport (CADS) Club

This thread is for the CADS club in Jacksonville, Florida. We will be posting ride info and after ride stories and pictures. If you want any info about the club or to contact any of our members, this is the spot. Visit often.

UPDATE 6-28-10
Anyone that would like to be on the CADS email list just PM me with your name (first and last),your email address, and a cell number that you can be contacted on, and I'll add you to the club list.

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:01 PM   #2
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CADS members along with some new friends went for a ride on Saturday the 23rd. Our normal ride leader came down with a last minute bad case of probable food poisoning so with his directions I tried to fill his ample sized shoes and lead the ride. The intended route was through Belmore Forest to/via other dirt roads and trails to George’s lake and on to Etoniah State Forest. After a late start we made it to Belmore and quickly found out the rain had prepped the roads just for us. We rode the trails for a couple hours and discovered many washouts, water puddles, mud, sink holes, and other fun things. Some where, I missed a turn so I lead the group out and to a late lunch. After lunch we decided to head home (my rib was killing me from my fall at the entrance to Belmore). From there those of us heading back toward Jax headed back via Belmore road and encountered some flooded and washed out areas and water crossings. We had as much if not more fun riding home as we did earlier in the day. Here are some pictures that haven’t been posted yet. More to come...



Part of the group at the meeting spot before the start of the ride.


Getting ready to enter Belmore


The sink hole in the road...


We put Wolfgang in the sink hole but he got out anyway.

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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Good idea on the thread, Dean.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:59 PM   #4
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From there those of us heading back toward Jax headed back via Belmore road and encountered some flooded and washed out areas and water crossings. We had as much if not more fun riding home as we did earlier in the day.
I think Dbag, Jeremy, and I rode back to Green Cove on some of the same roads. We saw a couple of dirt bike tracks that looked like they were heading the same way. The water crossings weren't actually that bad, but the thing is you just don't know what lies beneath that muddy water until you get to the other side.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:29 PM   #5
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Talk about washed our roads, I was trying to figure out how to pull a small boat with the GS for the next Sunday ride in the area.

Seriously, I was the noob on a GS and the boys were just a flyin. As soon as we hit dirt, those guys just took off. I was pushing to keep up, even though that's not a requirement with these guys, and the fun just kept on getting better. At every stop they kept checking on me and I appreciate the concern.

Fun day.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:49 PM   #6
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Phil man you were doing great! It was a blast having you along as always. You keep up the learning curve like you’re doing and I’ll be asking you for riding tips. Some of the stuff we hit on the way home was intermediate to advanced level riding, especially the water crossings that were 15 to 20 foot across. A lot of that mud was slimy as well. You did great on that big GS. I wish we’d stop and taken some pictures of the big water crossings and of the huge lake that we decided not to cross. I had a great time on the way despite the pain of the rib. I want to do it again!!! What about Wednesday or Thursday we hit the north side and finish the route (time and directions) and have some fun while we’re doing it? After this rain I’ll bet it’s muddy and nasty in some spots there too. LMK
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. Here are some pictures that haven’t been posted yet. More to come…

About those pics...
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:18 PM   #8
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About those pics...
I'm working on the pics...for some reason they won't upload . I'll figure it out.
OK here goes...

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Old 01-25-2010, 09:16 PM   #9
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i can't believe i missed out on all that fun, would have loved to have given those crossing a shot.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:02 PM   #10
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:11 PM   #11
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More pictures...at lunch and after.






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Old 01-25-2010, 10:13 PM   #12
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See all of the pictures that Rich and I took here...
http://twthinking.smugmug.com/photos...AlbumKey=qG9ck

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Old 01-25-2010, 10:45 PM   #13
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i see no reason why we should'nt see a bunch of you CADS at BQF next week-- it's in yr friggin back yard

Come hang w/ us Fleas and Hooligans-- automatic good times
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i see no reason why we should'nt see a bunch of you CADS at BQF next week-- it's in yr friggin back yard

Come hang w/ us Fleas and Hooligans-- automatic good times
I think a few of our guys are going to be there.
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Me and the wife will be at BQF. Prolly pulling the Camper since it hasn't been used in a while.

Riding with the CADS groups is awsome. First rate routes!

What was Wolfgang on this time? is That DR___?
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